We are once again in the countdown to Emma’s Glenn. The Glenn will be performed on Monday, September 19th. Emma will be the first case. Scott and I humbly ask for your prayers as this surgery nears. It will be very hard to send Emma into this surgery. Although we know she desperately needs it, we also know how difficult surgeries are on our little Princess. In recent talks with the doctors, we have learned that Emma will be one of the oldest Sano shunts (if not the oldest) going into this surgery. In true form, our little Emma is not doing things like normal. We like to think that she is extra special.
We are starting to get fun and adorable items for the Hope From Emma’s Heart organization. We are so excited to see this project come to fruition. We thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for the monetary gifts and the baby items given to help with this project. If you are planning on helping with this, please have all of the items to us by October 10th. If you have any questions, please let me know.
I think a lot about what these next few weeks will bring for our family. What will Emma have to endure, what decisions will Scott and I have to make, how much pain will she be in, etc. I have spent much time in prayer about this and truly put it in God’s hands. The song below, written beautifully by Matt Hammitt, expresses so many feelings that I have felt. I sing this to Emma almost daily when we have our “hold me” time. Emma will have all of me---regardless and I am truly treasuring all of these precious moments that I have with her. Please take a minute and give God thanks for all that he has given you. We are blessed people ultimately because (John 3:16) God gave us the ultimate blessing.
The following lyrics are from: All of Me by Matt Hammitt (a fellow HLHS parent)
I won’t let sadness steal you from my arms
I won’t let pain keep you from my heart
I’ll trade the fear of all that I could lose
For every moment I’ll share with you
You’re gonna have all of me
You’re gonna have all of me
You’re worth every falling tear
You’re worth facing any fear
You’re gonna know all my love
Even if it’s not enough
Enough to mend our broken hearts
But giving you all of me is where I’ll start
I am going to ask a special request for some fellow heart buddies. These precious children and their families need our prayers as they are on a very bumpy course right now. Please pray for Keegan, Brooklyn, Scarlet, Rylynn, and Leah. We have not met all of these families in person, but are connected through blogs, Facebook, and other heart families.
1. Please pray that Emma can stay infection and virus free
2. Please pray that Emma’s surgery and post op recovery are smooth.
3. Please pray for the surgeons, doctors, and nurses that will be caring for Emma.
4. Please pray for peace for Scott and I.
5. Pray for Emma’s other heart buddies.
Sarah (Emma's Mommy)
God is Good! All the Time!
Also, please remember to check the blog on surgery day as that is where updates will be.
|Mesmerized by the OU game. ;) Boomer!|
|Watching the game with Gramma and Grampa!|
|Making funny faces at Great GP|
|Our beautiful baby girl!|